Port Isaac is a small picturesque fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall in south-west England ,United Kingdom.
This beautiful, unspoilt village has been fishing since medieval times and has retained its old Cornish character well.
In the old town center with its narrow streets winding down the slopes, there are many cottages of architectural and historical importance from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Since the 1980s, the village has been used as a backdrop for various TV shows, including the “Doc Martin” TV series.
Access : Coordinates: 50.5935, -4.8312 / Port Isaac is a village in England, Cornwall. It is located 73 km northeast of Penzance and 345 km west of London.
- The locations in and around the village have served as the setting for several films and television series. Since 2004, the village has served as the backdrop for the ITV television series Doc Martin. It is also home to a sea shanty singing group Fisherman’s Friends.
- Port Isaac is on the South West Coast Path. Aside from people hiking the 1,010km National Trail, there are shorter walks in the area that use this trail as part of their itinerary.
- Port Isaac has an alley known as Temple Bar that is particularly narrow. The 1978 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records named it the narrowest thoroughfare in the world. Locals refer to it as Squeeze-ee-bauch Alley .
- Two steam railways in the region are the Bodmin and Wenford Railway (standard gauge) and the Launceston Steam Railway (narrow gauge).
- Top sights in Port Isaac : Port Isaac has a number of nearby beaches suitable for both surfers and families. Also a short distance away is the Longcross Victorian Garden, as well as Pencarrow House & Gardens and the stately home of Lanhydrock House.
Go next : The nearest towns is Wadebridge and Camelford / Port Gaverne is considered part of Port Isaac despite its own distinct history.